Bikes & Gear

Evaluations & Recommendations

2022 Yamaha Ténéré 700 First Impressions

First introduced in 2019, Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 has been a runaway hit for the “Tuning Fork” moto brand, despite the pandemic difficulties it debuted under. It’s midsize displacement, narrow body and tank, flat seating and neutral riding position, as well as a reasonable price tag, have given it a wide appeal in the ADV motorcycle segment. Yamaha offered us an opportunity to sample one for a couple of months, and we were more than a bit enthusiastic.

Read More

Summer Tire Shootout- Dunlop Roadsmart IV vs Pirelli Angel GT

When these manufacturers make motorcycle tires for the common folk however, they draw on that racing pedigree to build sport touring tires with high grip, high mileage and good wet weather performance. But how well do they really grip? How long do they really last? What are they like to live with through everything a hard core sport tourer can throw at it over the course of the tire’s life?
Road Dirt is going to find out.

Read More

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR: Quick Take

Triumph has taken the naked hooligan Speed Triple 1200 RS, added carbon fiber and plastic, bolted on ridiculously low clip ons and rearset pegs, a single round headlight, race quality brakes and electronically smart suspension.  Triumph calls the result the Speed Triple 1200 RR and it is one wicked sportbike.  Given the invitation to ride one, I flew down to the outskirts of Triumph America’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and took it for a spin.

Read More

Riding a Classic

The “modern retro” segment in motorcycling is filled with motorbikes that hearken back to the “golden age” of motorcycling of the 60s-80s. And brands with bikes in that segment sell them by the droves, especially these past three years. I believe that is no coincidence. Young and old(er), we seek to touch that bygone age, to rediscover and feel it, even if only for a few miles and minutes.

Read More
Loading

Social Followers

2.5kSubscribers
685Followers
465Followers
156Followers
3.8kTotal fans

Law Tigers

Royal Enfield Motorcycles

Cycle World of Athens

Road Dirt Merch

The Road Dirt Podcast

Picture of The Road Dirt Podcast Cover Art

Recent Videos

Loading...